From the Museum

‘Salute to Service’ Events, Programs Will Honor U.S. Veterans

This year's Salute to Service will include a variety of events and programs at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Amy Dreher) This year's Salute to Service will include a variety of events and programs at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

You can join the 9/11 Memorial in honoring our nation’s veterans during a five-day Salute to Service from Nov. 7 to Nov. 11. The institution will host a series of events and programs for veterans, their families and the visiting public.  Read more »

CBS’ Jim Axelrod’s Visit to Museum Brings Perspective to His Life, Career

Jim Axelrod, CBS News reporter, stands in front of the timeline bearing his name for coining the term "Ground Zero" to refer to the World Trade Center. (Photo: Memorial Staff) Jim Axelrod, CBS News reporter, stands in front of the timeline bearing his name for coining the term "Ground Zero" to refer to the World Trade Center. (Photo: Memorial Staff)

CBS News Reporter Jim Axelrod, who coined the term "Ground Zero" as it relates to 9/11, reflects on that tragic day.  Read more »

Local Couple Volunteers to Remember 9/11

Ellen and Doug Burns volunteer at the 9/11 Memorial Museum to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks. (Photo: Deena Farrell) Ellen and Doug Burns volunteer at the 9/11 Memorial Museum to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks. (Photo: Deena Farrell)

To pay tribute to those who lost their lives on that tragic day, the husband-and-wife team now volunteer their time at the museum: Ellen, as a docent, and Doug, as a visitor services volunteer.  Read more »

Stories & Art Offers Activities for Children, Parents

A child and parent pet Chance, a comfort canine, at the first Stories & Art session on October 18. (Photo: Noaa Stoler) A child and parent pet Chance, a comfort canine, at the first Stories & Art session on October 18. (Photo: Noaa Stoler)

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is launching Stories & Art, a new program for children ages four through 10 and their parents or guardians.  Read more »

Weekly Talk Examines Architectural History of World Trade Center

The museum will participate in Archtober with a weekly talk focused on the architectural history of the World Trade Center. (Photo: Amy Dreher) The museum will participate in Archtober with a weekly talk focused on the architectural history of the World Trade Center. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

The 9/11 Memorial Museum will participate this month in New York City’s fourth annual Archtober, during which institutions focus on architecture and design through activities, programs and exhibitions.  Read more »

Flags, Foreign Dignitaries Pay Tribute to International 9/11 Victims

U.S. Permanent Representative to the U.N. Samantha Power views the Last Column in the museum. Surrounding her are flags to honor the individuals from more than 90 countries who died on 9/11. (Photo: Jin Lee) U.S. Permanent Representative to the U.N. Samantha Power views the Last Column in the museum. Surrounding her are flags to honor the individuals from more than 90 countries who died on 9/11. (Photo: Jin Lee)

Several foreign dignitaries recently visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum as they arrived in the United States for the 69th session of the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly. The 9/11 Museum also brought international flags into Foundation Hall to represent the individuals from more than 90 nations who died in the attacks.  Read more »

Guided Tours for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing Visitors Are Offered at Museum

The 9/11 Museum will begin offering tours for deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors. (Photo: Amy Dreher) The 9/11 Museum will begin offering tours for deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

The 9/11 Memorial Museum has begun free monthly tours for deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors.  Read more »

Museum Sees 1M Visitors Since May Opening

Karen McDaniel (right), the museum's one millionth visitor, stands with 9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice Greenwald. (Photo: Amy Dreher) Karen McDaniel (right), the museum's one millionth visitor, stands with 9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice Greenwald. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

More than one million visitors from all 50 states and more than 130 countries have come to the 9/11 Memorial Museum since its May 15 opening.  Read more »

New York Times Blog Tells Story of Museum Artifact

(Photo: Amy Dreher) (Photo: Amy Dreher)

The story of a piece of paper – or more specifically, a Port Authority spreadsheet from the inside of a World Trade Center office on 9/11 – was the focus of a New York Times City Room blog post on Sept. 7.  Read more »

Museum Unveils Exhibit Exploring Raid of bin Laden's Compound

A new exhibit at the 9/11 Memorial Museum includes this uniform shirt from a Navy SEAL Team 6 member. (Photo: Jin Lee) A new exhibit at the 9/11 Memorial Museum includes this uniform shirt from a Navy SEAL Team 6 member. (Photo: Jin Lee)

The 9/11 Memorial Museum has opened a new exhibit focusing on the search for and ultimate killing of Osama bin Laden.  Read more »